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May 24, 2007
College kids spending more time in social media sites Where do college kids go for their breaks? According to Youth Trends 17 - 25 year olds are spending a significant part of their break time online. Facebook is now the first choice of nearly 70% of females and 56% of males aged 17-25. Two blogs...
May 22, 2007
Is DIY Internet video a new media type? Or just a minor league development system for traditional media? The announcement that CBS is acquiring Wallstrip, a business group vlog covering stocks, sure looks like the classic minor league or indie rock development path. Wallstrip founder Howard Lindzon...
May 22, 2007
Last week I attended Harvard's internal workshop on technology in teaching and learning, and got a real education from a couple undergraduates. Sameer Lakha and Rachel Popkin demonstrated all the ways they use Facebook and all the ways it's become a big deal on college campuses (particulary Harvard...
May 11, 2007
Well it had to happen - starting this Friday Facebook starts a personals section that they will call Marketplace.The core of eBay's success is that it created an ecology of Trust that enabled people who did not know each other to safely do business. Facebook approaches this from another angle. It...
May 11, 2007
As we all know by now, Facebook is the new black. It's the social network by which other social networks are judged — even MySpace, which it may already have eclipsed in terms of page views, if not users. So when it launches something it's definitely worth paying attention, especially when it is...
April 18, 2007
Reports coming in from the National Association of Broadcasters offer an interesting look at the evolving relationship between traditional media and DIY media. On the one hand you had David K. Rehr, CEO and President of the NAB, kicking off the conference by suggesting that broadcasters are being...
April 12, 2007
Yesterday's MySpace/Photobucket flap was the latest skirmish in the ongoing war on widgets led by Fox Interactive Media, the News Corp division responsible for running MySpace. It's funny watching the digerati contort itself in an effort to explain why MySpace is wrong both morally and financially...
April 04, 2007
Some weeks ago I was moaned at by a colleague, Manoj Ranaweera , who spotted I'd registered on the popular social networking service LinkedIn and done nothing with it. It was on my things to do list, and so last week, actually prompted by Euan Semple, I decided to start putting some effort in to...
March 31, 2007
Eric Eldon, writing over at Matt Marshall's VentureBeat site, had a story yesterday that I must admit surprised me, even though I've sort of been assuming that Facebook is growing like a weed — my 17-year-old daughter and all her friends have signed up over the past few months, and so have I and...
March 20, 2007
The global war on widgets launched by MySpace since its acquisition by News Corp made the New York Times today in a piece about MySpace blocking the Hooka music player a few days it was put to use by MySpace's most visible user, a singer named Tila Nguyen, whose professional name is Tila Tequila...

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